My experience at Le Royal Monceau | Paris, France | During my last visit to Paris, I was invited to stay at the chic-modern and avant-garde hotel Le Royal Monceau by one of my favorite hotel chains in the world, Raffles Hotels. Been to the hotel, a few times, in the past, having drinks at the iconic Le Long Bar or enjoying a lovely dinner their one-Michelin-stared Italian restaurant Il Carpacio, but this was my first time staying overnight with them. We were hosted at one of their lovely Junior Suites. Located on the prestigious Avenue Hoche, only steps away from the Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and elegant Parc Monceau, Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris is ideally located for guests to fully experience the rich and vibrant atmosphere of Paris.
Their elegant Junior Suites (watch the video), inspired by the 1940’s and 50’s, is an enchanting space where style and grace go hand in hand. State-of-the-art equipment, including a large-screen television concealed behind a mirror, fit seamlessly into the overall decor, while an acoustic guitar awaits your musical inspiration. These suites feature a vast room which opens to a lavish mirror-lined bathroom and generous walk-in closet. Most all room and suite categories at Le Royal Monceau, feature the same concept, deco and style. – Layout: one large bedroom with connected living area
Junior Suites in particular offer a living area with executive working desk. Spacious walk-in closet. Hand-crafted furniture designed by Philippe Starck. Refrigerated private bar with choice French products. Unique art pieces by French and international artists. Selection of coffee table art books curated by their Art Bookstore. Acoustic guitar so you can express your creativity. Luxurious, custom-made linens and goose down bedding. Hypoallergenic pillows (upon request). Art Newsletter from their Art Concierge. Children’s amenities by children’s couture house BONPOINT. Connecting rooms (upon request).
Bathrooms with Walk-in shower and free-standing claw-footed bath. Japanese ‘Toto’ toilet. Clarins amenities. Plush terry bathrobes and slippers. Signature Eau de Parfum and organic children’s skin care line by BONPOINT, with extracts of orange blossom, cotton and cherry.
Technology includes, two High definition 42” plasma-screen televisions. Broadcast system with 99 TV channels from 22 countries. High-quality Internet connection, both wired and wireless. Wii and PlayStation® (upon request). DVD player (upon request). High quality Parrot or Geneva audio system which allows integration of iPod or MP3. Enjoy the following services, unlimited access to our 1,500sqm Spa My Blend by Clarins (pool, fitness, sauna, laconic). 24-hour in-room dining. Daily newspaper delivery. Personalised butler service (additional charge). Express laundry service available (additional charge).
During our stay, we enjoyed a romantic dinner at their one-Michelin-stared French restaurant La Cuisine. Open kitchen by Chef Hans Zahner, who incorporates light and flavorful notes in his sophisticated, generous and spontaneous French cuisine. This is the same room, where you will enjoy each morning a great Buffet Breakfast.
We were also invited to try their Spa by Clarins, but unfortunately due to my agenda, I was not able to experience it. A temple of wellbeing and contemporary beauty, the first Spa My Blend by Clarins, offers a unique haven of peace and relaxation in the heart of Paris.
Have you forgot to pack anything, visit Le Royal Eclaireur. Part-luxury boutique, part-gallery, is a unique spot, created by utterly iconoclast trend-spotters. Conceived and designed as a Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris suite, this concept store offers an original selection of clothes, jewelry, art and design objects. It’s the perfect place to explore, discover and perhaps unearth a treasure. And if you are into art and design, like we are, do not miss to visit their shop next to the Les Clefs d’Or Concierge desk. We did some damage, pieces we now enjoy at our apartment in New York. A chic-modern-elegant stay curated to the ultra attentive and detailed service. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
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